Amphibious Expeditionary Warfare C4I Modernization
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DC
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This paper describes a methodology for Amphibious Expeditionary Warfare C4I Modernization that is intended to achieve the tenets of Network Centric Operations and Warfare, attempts to balance the diametrically opposed forces of Moores Law, the acquisition process, and advanced warfare concepts of Seabasing, Surface to Objective Maneuver STOM and Network Centric Warfare. Three functional areas of change were identified Cultural and Social, Physical and Process, and Technological Change and a methodology was developed to facilitate change in those areas that would produce a C4I capability that is integrated, scaleable, additive, and flexible to respond to the immediate needs and preferences of the commander. In order to accomplish any military objective, effective C4I is the primary enabler. By examining the imperishable capabilities that are projected to exist in 2020, baselining existing systems that provide those capabilities, identifying gaps and influencing the emerging systems in the near term 2008-2015, we will be able to establish the requirements for the long term 2015-2020 solutions. This is an on-going and likely continued effort with immediate short term results.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Command, Control and Communications Systems